Pool Tiger Benefits
- Kills contaminants two ways
- Reduces the need for chlorine & other chemicals by up to 90%
- Clarifies water by eliminating suspended particles
- Simplifies water balancing
- Eliminates excess cyanuric & other acids
- Cleans scale and biofilm from pool surfaces, pipes and equipment
- Protects surfaces from scale and staining
4 Ways Pool Tiger Reduces the Need for Chlorine
- Kills contaminants
- Removes suspended particles that harbor contaminants
- Reduces excessive levels of cyanuric acid that mask the effects of chlorine
- Provides a barrier of structured water at water’s surface that inhibits the escape of chlorine
Chemicals You Probably Won’t Need with a Pool Tiger
- Clarifiers – ammonium chloride, chitosan, enzymes, polyacrylamides, aluminum sulfate (aka “alum”)
- pH Increasers – sodium carbonate (aka “soda ash”) & calcium carbonate
- De-scalers – solvents, vinegar, bleach, pumice stones, muriatic acid*
- Sequestering agents – these prevent metal particles in the pool from staining pool walls
You, your family and pool guests can avoid exposure to various chemicals – and the health risks associated with them – because Pool Tiger’s all-natural, chemical-free processes do what the chemicals do, but much more safely.
*Muriatic acid may be used to reduce high pH.
Benefits of Structured Water in Swimming Pools and Spas
Structured water tends to collect at hydrophilic surfaces such as pool walls and floors. There it forms a protective layer known as an Exclusion Zone due to its tendency to reject any material that is not structured water. In essence, structured water:
- Protects against scale by preventing minerals from adhering to pool surfaces
- Protects against staining and the adherence of biofilm
- Reduces evaporation and inhibits the escape of chlorine
IMPORTANT: Structured water also helps to protect the body, which is hydrophilic, from absorbing contaminants and chemicals.
Contaminants commonly found in pool water such as bacteria, algae, viruses and parasites (including Cryptosporidium and Giardia) expire when they are exposed to water heated to its boiling point (212° F).
Heat produced by Pool Tiger’s patented Hydrodynamic Cavitation process exceeds the boiling point, so any and all contaminants exposed to this heat expire instantly. In addition to heat, an anti-microbial additive present in Pool Tiger’s housing and other components kills contaminants on contact. This additive is completely non-toxic to humans.
Due to water’s high specific heat, which is a measure of its ability to absorb heat, the heat resulting from Hydrodynamic Cavitation is quickly absorbed and thus does not raise the temperature in the pool itself to any measurable degree.
Suspended particles in pool water absorb light and make pool water look murky and uninviting. Pool Tiger’s all-natural process imparts a negative charge to these particles which causes them to clump together in agglomerations that soon reach a size easily captured by the filter.
This is why Pool Tiger pools are renowned for crystal clear water.
ACIDITY, PH AND CYANURIC
Acids, including cyanuric, begin to decompose when exposed to temperatures in excess of 360° F. Because temperatures in the center of Pool Tiger’s chamber exceed 360° when the pool pump is running, a small but significant portion of the acids passing through the chamber soon begin the process of decomposition.
This is beneficial in two ways. First, because it helps to raise the pH of acidic source water. Second, because it helps to eliminate excessive levels of cyanuric acid.
Cyanuric acid is used to stabilize chlorine. Because it does not escape pool water as chlorine does, it accumulates over time and tends to mask the effects of chlorine. As such, pool owners and service companies are obligated to add ever-increasing amounts of chlorine to the pool water in order to achieve an acceptable level of sanitation.
Pool Tiger’s ability to eliminate excessive levels of cyanuric acid reduces the need for chlorine.
The production of chemicals used to sanitize and maintain swimming pools introduces a variety of pollutants into the air. When swimming pools are drained, chemical-laden pool water can have a devastating effect on downstream ecology.
An ongoing need for replacement parts for water enhancement devices like ionizers and UV units represents a drain on natural resources and a negative impact on the environment.
Because it dramatically reduces the demand for harsh chemicals and does not require replacement parts, Pool Tiger stands alone among water enhancement devices as the most environmentally friendly of all enhancement options.
Changes to Expect When Retrofitting a Pool Tiger
Every pool is unique due to variations in source water, usage, pool design & construction, equipment, foliage, water treatment methods, weather, location, age and so on. As such, it is impossible to make precise predictions as to how the water in a particular pool will be affected by a Pool Tiger. However, the following is offered as a general guideline.
- Water becomes crystal clear...3-7 days
- Heavy metal particles removed...1-2 weeks
- Need to brush pool walls diminishes...2-4 weeks
- Better contaminant control allows for chlorine reduction...3-6 weeks
- Low pH begins to gradually increase...3-6 weeks
- Cyanuric acid level begins to gradually decrease...3-6 weeks
- Percentage of free available chlorine gradually increases...4-8 weeks
- Existing scale begins to loosen – concrete and vinyl...6-10 weeks
- Existing scale shows signs of removal – fiberglass...2-6 months
Note: For best results on fiberglass pools, it’s best to install Pool Tiger when the pool is new to prevent the occurrence of scale.
Why Pool Tiger?
Health – reducing exposure to harmful chemicals makes for a healthier swimming environment
Practicality – Pool Tiger dramatically reduces chemical costs
Easier Maintenance – the exclusionary property of structured water virtually eliminates the need to brush pool walls
Extended life – by eliminating mineral buildup, Pool Tiger increases the life expectancy of surfaces, equipment and accessories
Why Pool Tiger?
Key Differentiator – because it creates a healthier swimming environment, lowers operating expenses and reduces maintenance time, Pool Tiger translates to happier customers, more referrals and more winning bids.
Post-Construction Cleanup – structured water removes plaster dust that forms on concrete/plaster pool walls during the curing process, saving costly cleanup expenses.
Warranty Protection – structured water protects pool surfaces from staining and buildup and keeps the pools you’ve built looking great for years.
Why Pool Tiger?
Consistency – by stabilizing water chemistry, Pool Tiger eliminates the chemical fluctuations that restrict pool usage
Control – Pool Tiger’s contaminant-killing ability helps to maintain proper sanitation between scheduled maintenance stops
Customer Satisfaction – a healthier and more inviting swimming environment means better customer reviews and retention
Fiberglass Manufacturers and Installers
Why Pool Tiger?
Warranty Protection – prevents whitening and eliminates chalking
Easy Install – requires no assembly or electricity
Key Differentiator – adds value by enhancing water quality and keeping operating expenses low
Vinyl Pool Builders
Why Pool Tiger?
Longevity – provides protection from mineral buildup to prolong the life of vinyl liners
Stain protection – prevents biofilm and organic debris from adhering to and staining vinyl liners
Chemical reduction – significantly reduces the need for chlorine to prolong the life of vinyl liners, and provide a healthier swimming environment for pool users
Pool Tiger Product Line
Pool Tiger’s technology, which is featured in both the residential and commercial units, has been adapted for spas and ponds as well.
How it Works
Pool Tiger was designed to harness an all-natural process known as Hydrodynamic Cavitation. In our device this process relies solely on the flow of water as driven by the pool pump.
Constructed of hardy thermoplastic, Pool Tiger has no moving parts. It does not require electricity nor does it contain any cartridges or other components that will ever require replacement.
The effects of cavitation have been known for more than a hundred years, but only recently has this phenomenon been harnessed to provide several important benefits.
Cavitation in our device occurs when water accelerates within the device’s nozzle. This acceleration drops the pressure of the water below the vapor point, resulting in the formation of small vapor bubbles. As the vapor bubbles exit the nozzle, the pressure of the surrounding water causes them to rapidly collapse and revert to a liquid state once again.
This rapid change in water’s states of matter creates:
- High levels of infrared energy (heat )
- Intensive shock waves
These factors are sufficient to:
- Oxidize and destroy exposed contaminants – this improves sanitation and reduces the need for chemical treatment
- Initiate the gradual decomposition of acids – this raises pH and eliminates excessive levels of cyanuric
- Change the polarity of suspended particles, causing them to agglomerate to a size at which they are easily captured by the filter – this clarifies water and creates a more inviting swimming environment
- Affect the bonds between the hydrogen and oxygen atoms which constitute water molecules - this produces a phenomenon known as "structured water"
It is important to note that the heat produced by cavitation is quickly absorbed by the surrounding water. As such, it does not raise the temperature in the pool by any measurable degree.
Most of the water on our planet is composed of small groups of water molecules randomly joined together by means of shared hydrogen atoms. These molecular groups are irregular in size and shape.
Under certain conditions, however, water molecules can join together in precisely configured groups consisting of sheets of hexagonal cells. Due to their well-defined structure these molecular groups are called “structured water.”
To learn how structured water protects hydrophilic surfaces and eliminates turbidity, click here.
In extremely cold conditions the sheets of hexagonal cells are linked together by connecting protons, which confers solidity. Structured water formed under these conditions is known as ice.
In extremely warm conditions the sheets of hexagonal cells lack the connecting protons and thus they retain the property of liquidity.
In our device the extreme heat and intensive shock waves resulting from cavitation cause the hydrogen and oxygen atoms in affected water molecules to temporarily disassociate and then re-associate as the water cools. As they re-associate, they do so in sheets of hexagonal-shaped cells.
Whether solid or liquid, structured water is said to be exclusionary because it tends to reject any material that is not structured water. This is why icebergs, which are formed from salt water in the oceans, contain no salt.
In liquid form, structured water tends to collect at hydrophilic surfaces, such as pool walls, floors, pipes, equipment and even the surface of the water itself. There it will reject any material that is not structured water.
To learn more about structured water, we recommend Dr. Gerald Pollack’s excellent book entitled, The Fourth Phase of Water.